...and the nation it defends, continues at a dizzying pace.

"Women in all branches of the military soon will have unprecedented opportunities to serve on the front lines of the nation's wars.

Leon Panetta, in one of his last acts as President Obama's defense secretary, is preparing to announce the policy change, which would open hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday....

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"The American military is like a finely crafted sword. To be effective, it must be wielded by a discerning, skilled and merciless hand."